Avid Venue SC48

Available for:  New Purchase, Rental, Event Production



Get the amazing sound quality and rock-solid reliability of VENUE all in one compact console. VENUE SC48 is a fully integrated live sound system that combines all I/O, digital signal processing, and tactile control into a single console, making it the most affordable and portable VENUE system yet. The console not only features the celebrated characteristics of VENUE, including studio-quality plug-in support, seamless integration with Pro Tools systems, and complete show file portability, it offers several innovative new workflows that streamline the mixing process, allowing you to concentrate on mixing the show instead of operating the board.

VENUE SC48 Hardware Specifications
Maximum Height (front)
Maximum Height (rear)
3.9 inches (100 mm)
7.3 inches (186 mm)
Maximum Width 38.95 inches (989 mm) with endcaps
Maximum Depth 28.15 inches (715 mm)
Weight 125 lbs (56.7 Kg)
Power Requirements 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 200 W
USB Ports (5) USB 2.0
IEEE-1394 Port FireWire (for Pro Tools only)
GPI Port DB9 female
Footswitch Connectors (2) 1/4-inch TRS
MIDI In/Out 5-pin DIN female
Word Clock In/Out BNC female
VGA Port DB-15 mini-female (1024 x 768 resolution, mirrored display mode)
DVI Port DVI female (1024 x 768 resolution, mirrored display mode)
ECx Ethernet Control RJ-45 (for ECx remote control)
Console Light Connectors (2) XLR3-F


SC48 General Audio Specifications
Internal Sample Frequency 48 kHz
External Sample Frequency 48 kHz +/-10 ppm (Word Clock input)
Processing Delay Less than 2.3 ms (48 channels, stage input through L-R bus to stage output)
Internal Processing Up to 48-bit, fixed point (288 dB internal dynamic range)
Frequency Response +/-0.2 dB (22 Hz – 20 kHz BW, relative to 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range 108 dB typ
Crosstalk -100 dB typ (adjacent stage inputs to L-R bus, @ 1kHz)
Residual Output Noise -90 dBu typ (20 Hz – 20 kHz BW)


SC48 Stage I/O (standard configuration)
AI16 Analog Input Cards (3)
Connector (x16) XLR3-F, balanced
Phantom Power +48V (individually switchable per channel via software), 10 mA max
Maximum Input Level +32 dBu with pad*
Pad 20 dB
Gain +10 dB to +60 dB
Input Impedance pad off: 5.5k Ohm, leg to ground
pad on: 3.8k Ohm, leg to ground
EIN -126 dBu typ (maximum gain, 150 Ohm source, 20 Hz – 20 kHz BW, unweighted)*
A/D Converter 24-bit, delta sigma
AO16 Analog Output Card (1)
Connector (x16) XLR3-M, balanced
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu*
Output Impedance 50 Ohm, leg to ground
D/A Converter 24-bit, delta sigma, 128x oversampling

* 0 dBu = 0.775V rms

Talkback Mic Input
Connector XLR3-F
Phantom Power +15V @ 6mA (switchable)
Sensitivity -2 dBu to -32 dBu (variable in 6 gain steps)
Input Impedance 4k Ohms
2-Track Analog Inputs
Connector 1/4-inch TRS
Maximum Input Level +24 dBu
Input Impedance 10k Ohms
2-Track Analog Outputs
Connector 1/4-inch TRS
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu
Output Impedance 50 Ohms
2-Track Digital AES Inputs
Connector XLR3-F
Format AES/EBU
Word Length 24-bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion 3:1 ratio
2-Track Digital AES Outputs
Connector XLR3-M
Format AES/EBU
Word Length 24-bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Dithering None
Channel Status Info Pro, Audio 48K, No Emphasis
Headphone Output
Connector (1) 1/4-inch TRS, unbalanced
Output Impedance 50 Ohms
Maximum RMS Power Output (at +21 dBu) 106 mW (with 32-Ohm headphones) 130 mW (with 600-Ohm headphones)